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Old 07-17-2017, 10:07 AM
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I want to upgrade my stock radiator to a heavy duty radiator. Does anyone know if there will be any fitment issues?
From a 1" core to a 2" core. Thanks!
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I'm in the midst of this same project and AC R143 conversion but I'm not done yet, so I cannot fully comment on all aspects.
I ordered a Spectra radiator which is 2" thickness (my stock 5.0L one is 1") and found the reviews on Amazon very helpful for all details of the install. The answer is Yes, it can be installed and there are a couple items to note.

I know, it is stupid I need to send you to Amazon product reviews from an F150 forum to get your answer. Just look up a radiator for your truck there, it is the standard replacement (2" core) you will recieve and several people have detailed install in a non Super Cooling option truck.
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Bolt in.....
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You need a shorter fan shroud. It is possible to cut yours back but it's simpler to have the right one.
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